The record rainfall this week is the latest setback farmers are facing during an unusually wet summer.
Farmers have never felt so pessimistic about their industry, according to a confidence index.
After a decade of increasing prices, Indiana farmland values are expected to decline.
Bartholomew County’s moratorium on CAFOs expired in August, but the issue of zoning has yet to be resolved.
Farmers in 88 counties will be able to request low-interest loans to make up for crop losses that occurred due to heavy rainfall.
In an effort to prevent long-term damage in unplanted fields, cover crops could be key for Indiana farmers.
Economists have told grain farmers to expect, at best, to break even with a good yield, and harsh weather could diminish farmers' harvests.
A Purdue researcher is advocating for increased regulation on grain farmers, but farmers themselves are largely opposed to more oversight.
A rapidly spreading weed that originated in Northwest Indiana has now been found in 17 counties around the state, including in Clay County.
Opponents say the public relies on whistleblower activity to promote regulation.